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Why is nutrition important for people fighting cancer?

Answered by: Pankaj Vashi, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®; Medical Director of Gastroenterology/Nutrition & Metabolic Support

Video: Nutritional Needs for People Fighting Cancer

Dr. Pankaj Vashi, National Clinical Director of Gastroenterology/Nutrition and Metabolic Support for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) talks about the role nutrition can play in a patient’s fight against cancer.

Listen as Dr. Vashi explains why nutrition is so important for cancer patients. He talks about the multiple factors that can cause malnutrition and how nutritional intervention can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.